June 3, 2021
Historic Coalition Moves to Oust Netanyahu; Tehran's Fire; Lukashenko: Crushing or Fueling Opposition?; Post-Coup Myanmar; Overcoming Covid-19
Quote of the Week
The new prime minister, the right-wing Bennett, will be preoccupied with managing an unwieldy coalition. He’s likely to lower the temperature with Washington, temporarily subvert Netanyahu’s obsession with blocking the Iran nuclear accord, and try to refrain from provocative actions toward Palestinians certain to rile his centrist and left-wing partners and collapse the fragile government.

-- Princeton University’s Daniel Kurtzer, the Carnegie Endowment’s Aaron David Miller, and Colby College’s Steven Simon wrote yesterday.
Historic Coalition Moves to Oust Netanyahu
"In First Remarks, Netanyahu Decries 'Dangerous' Bennett-Lapid Coalition" Jonathan Lis; Michael Hauser Tov -- Haaretz, June 3, 2021

"Who is Naftali Bennett? The Man Slated to Replace Benjamin Netanyahu" Caitlin McFall -- Fox News, January 3, 2021

"History Made as Arab Israeli Ra’am Party Joins Bennett-Lapid Coalition" Aaron Boxerman -- The Times of Israel, June 3, 2021
Tehran's Fire
"Without Trump, Netanyahu There is No Block to an Iran Deal" Yonah Jeremy Bob -- The Jerusalem Post, June 3, 2021

"Iran’s Largest Warship Catches Fire, Sinks in Gulf of Oman" Amir Vahdat; Jon Gambrell -- AP News, June 3, 2021

"Iranian Navy Ships Could Reach the Atlantic by Thursday" Lara Seligman; Andrew Desiderio -- Politico, June 2, 2021
Lukashenko: Crushing or Fueling Opposition?
"Lukashenko’s Air Piracy Has Revitalized Belarus’s Opposition" Vladislav Davidzon -- Foreign Policy, June 1, 2021

"The Diversion of Ryanair Flight 4978, With Stephen Sestanovich" James Lindsay -- Council on Foreign Relations, June 1, 2021

"What Happens When You Provoke Putin’s Strongman in Belarus" Aliaksandr Kudrytski; Andrea Dudik -- Bloomberg, June 3, 2021
Post-Coup Myanmar

"U.S. Confident in Asean’s Plan for Post-Coup Myanmar. Others, Not So Much" Bhavan Jaipragas -- South China Morning Post, June 2, 2021

"Amid Divisions, ASEAN Leaders Plan Myanmar Visit This Week" Tom Allard; Panu Wongcha-um -- Reuters, June 1, 2021
Overcoming Covid-19